Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Puddle Jumping!

On Saturday it was actually above freezing and things were starting to melt, so we thought we would get out of the house for a bit and jump in some puddles! Ethan was so happy to be outside!

Besides jumping in puddles, we had a lot of fun spotting bird nests in the trees from last year. I was teaching Ethan how birds make their nests with a lot of different materials and weave them all together and how they all are different. Ethan thought it was so cool and was excited to find more bird nests! We counted 11 bird nests on our walk! Ethan loved pointing them out.

This one was nice and low we got a good look at it!

I love when I get to spend time in nature with my little outdoorsman!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wild Fest

Yesterday we went to a cool animal show called Wild Fest. My uncle was one of the exhibitors with his Cold Blooded Creatures show. It's no secret Ethan loves animals so he had a lot of fun seeing all the different kinds they had. They had everything from bats and monkeys to alligators! We met up with Rich, Tif, Jacob and Makayla and Arla, Teddy and Lily. All the kids love animals so they had a great time!

Tank the African Spurred Tortoise

Carson showing Ethan the ball python

We got to hold the snake too!

We watched the program put on by Big Run Wolf Ranch. They had a groundhog, skunk, porcupine, coyote, and a wolf!

Sofia watched the show too!

After the show we looked around at the other animals. There were monkeys, an eagle, owls and bats.

Then my Uncle Jim went on for his show. It was great and Bubba the alligator stole the show like always!

Ethan even got to visit and sit on Bubba! He wasn't too sure at first but then he wanted me to put him on him. He did great!

Bubba fans!

We had so much fun and Ethan loved getting to see all of his cousins! We went out to lunch and then headed home. Ethan had to bring his new Bubba to sleep with him and we read his favorite alligator book, Bubba: A True Story About an Amazing Alligator!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Our week in pictures: 2.15.15

1. Sticker face!
2. Ethan told me I looked like a superhero because I was wearing a cape to work, ha!
3. My favorite sushi, yum!
4. Our mini chef working on some pita pizzas!
5. Ethan and Sofia had their Valentine's party at daycare this week!
6. Friday fun with my favorite littles! It's my favorite day of the week!
7. A little couch nap for my princess.
8. My boys!
9. It was almost 40 degrees so we went for a walk and jumped in puddles!
10. Ethan eating o's on the slide at daycare.
11. Sofia playing with her purse!
12. Sofia getting some jumping in at daycare.
13. Telling secrets!
14. Good morning smiles!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Do you know the muffin man?

Ethan is becoming quite the mini chef lately. We can't keep him out of the kitchen. Every night when we cook dinner, he pulls up his stool so he can watch and help. On Friday Ethan and I made blueberry muffins for Michael. They are his favorite!

I measured everything out and then Ethan put it all together in the steps I told him to. I couldn't believe how well he did. He pretty much made them the whole way. I just helped with the mixing a little. He loved it!

Creaming the butter and sugar

Sifting the dry ingredients

Adding the blueberries

Putting the liners in the pan

Filling the liners with batter

Adding the crumble to the top

Watching the muffins cook

All done!